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Conservation and International Wildlife Trade

University of Kent

12 months
Duration
22300 GBP/year
13900 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Conservation and International Wildlife Trade programme from University of Kent provides you with the knowledge base to address trade regulation and management at both the national and international levels.

Overview

International wildlife trade is big business and ranges from high volume timber and fishery products to the more traditional wildlife products from endangered species used in horticultural, pet, leather and medicinal trades. International trade and over-use are implicated in the decline of around one third of threatened species.

Equally, many of the world’s poorest people depend on the use or sale of wildlife products for their livelihood. Meeting the twin goals of reducing poverty and stemming the rate of species loss requires improved management of trade in natural resources.

The Conservation and International Wildlife Trade programme from University of Kent examines the dynamics of international wildlife trade from all angles: the practical mechanisms set up to regulate wildlife trade, the ecological assumptions, social, cultural and economic drivers of trade, along with the challenges, pressures and the political environment that underlines relevant international law and policy.

Careers

The School has a very good record for postgraduate employment and academic continuation. DICE programmes combine academic theory with practical field experience to develop graduates who are highly employable within government, NGOs and the private sector.

Our alumni progress into a wide range of organisations across the world. Examples include: consultancy for a Darwin Initiative project in West Sumatra; Wildlife Management Officer in Kenya; Chief of the Biodiversity Unit – UN Environment Programme; Research and Analysis Programme Leader for TRAFFIC; Freshwater Programme Officer, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Head of the Ecosystem Assessment Programme, United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC); Community Based Natural Resource Manager, WWF; Managing Partner, Althelia Climate Fund; and Programme Officer, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Conservation 
  • International Wildlife Trade - Achieving Sustainability 
  • Research Methods for Social Science
  • Research Skills for Natural Sciences
  • Ecotourism and Rural Development Field Course 
  • Economics of Biodiversity Conservation 
  • Leadership Skills for Conservation Managers

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no fixed application deadline for applications from home/EU students, though we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject; a good honours degree in other subjects together with relevant practical experience.

  • In exceptional circumstances, DICE admits applicants without a first degree if their professional career and experience shows academic achievement of a high enough standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13900 GBP per year during 12 months.

EU students - £16800

Part-tim:

  • UK - £6950
  • EU - £8400
  • Overseas - £11150

Living costs for Canterbury

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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